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Omaha-Council Bluffs, Nebraska Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Omaha fell 0.0 percentage points in April 2022 to 2.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points higher than the Nebraska rate. The unemployment rate in Omaha peaked in April 2020 at 9.5% and is now 7.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.4% in March 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Omaha unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Nebraska 1.9% -0.1 -0.7
Omaha 2.4% 0.0 -0.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 data as May metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Omaha, Nebraska, National

Omaha, Nebraska monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Omaha, Nebraska Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Omaha peaked in April 2020 at 47,260. There are now 35,319 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Omaha employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Omaha, Nebraska) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Omaha 11,941 -295 -4,356

Number of Unemployed Persons

Omaha, Nebraska Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Nebraska
Unemployment Rate
Omaha
Unemployment Rate
Omaha
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 1.9% 2.4% 11,941
March
2022
3.6% 2.0% 2.4% 12,236
February
2022
3.8% 2.1% 2.5% 12,447
January
2022
4.0% 2.2% 2.6% 12,895
December
2021
3.9% 2.3% 2.6% 13,279
November
2021
4.2% 2.4% 2.6% 13,212
October
2021
4.6% 2.4% 2.6% 13,288
September
2021
4.7% 2.5% 2.7% 13,782
August
2021
5.2% 2.5% 2.9% 14,403
July
2021
5.4% 2.5% 3.0% 15,013
June
2021
5.9% 2.5% 3.1% 15,551

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.